During the period 31 October – 3 November 2012, to Moscow is held International Forum for innovative development work “Open Innovations”. The event, hosted by Expocentre, aims, according to organizers to take a look on how the world will look like in 20 years and find new ways of international collaboration between countries with potential in the field of inventions and innovation, which shall to be a pillar of any long-term development.
Event agenda included over 180 speakers from business, the authorities, and sciences, to share experiences and analyse fundamental global trends, including as guest a Nobel Prize laureate, Professor Phillip Allen Sharp – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director of the School for Creative Leadership Berlin – Clark Parsons, Deputy Prime Minister Vladislav Surkov, President of Skolkovo Foundation – Viktor Vekselberg, Moscow Deputy mayor in charge of Economic Affairs – Andrei Sharonov, CEO of Rusnano Company – Anatoly Chubais, CEO of Russian Venture Company – Igor Agarmizian. According vice-PM Surkov, Chairman of Forum Organizing Committee: «Our ambition is to transform Russia into an international research hub, a leader in high-tech industry. In achieving this goal we are not merely driven by prestige but mostly by the needs to stimulate economic growth and to make our prosperity. This is why the Open Innovations Forum is not only a venue for discussions with our foreign partners but also an important event to achieve practical goals in form of research and development projects, advanced technological solutions, and positioning of our intellectual products on the global market»
Opening plenary meeting on the first day was focused on two major themes: “The World in 2030 – Vision, Opportunities, Threats” and “Global challenges for humanity – the need for innovation”. More about the Forum program you can find here.